Chevy Chase, the comedic actor known for his work on “Saturday Night Live,” the “Vacation” films and “Community,” will be coming to the Fox Theatre Sunday, Nov. 28, to talk about “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” now a holiday staple.
The film will be screened, followed by Chase himself on stage to talk about the movie and take questions from the audience. He will share stories about his long career and other classic movies he has made such as “Foul Play,” the “Fletch” films and “Caddyshack.”
In a Washington Post profile in 2018, the reporter Geoff Edgers wrote, “Chase is eager to work. But these days, he’s more likely to be fielding another round of bad press than a promising pitch,” adding, “there is an entire body of work devoted to casting Chase as a nasty, bitter egomaniac who spreads bad cheer whenever he’s within winking distance of a camera.”
Chase, who had a difficult childhood, is a complex figure. “I’ve already done what I’ve done. I can’t change anything,” Chase told the Post. “And I’m old. I don’t have to worry about what I did anymore. I know who I am. People know who I am who know me. And I’m proud to be who I am. Because I care about people, I care about feelings. I care about warmth, love. It’s everything.”
Rodney Ho writes about entertainment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution including TV, radio, film, comedy and all things in between. A native New Yorker, he has covered education at The Virginian-Pilot, small business for The Wall Street Journal and a host of beats at the AJC over 20-plus years. He loves tennis, pop culture & seeing live events.